Welcome to the ten new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!
Thais is from Brazil and has never studied English before! She decided to come to Australia to learn the language at Lexis Byron Bay.
Jenny is from Korea and is one of five in her family, including her parents, a sister and a brother. She likes listening to music, watching movies, nature, the beach and speaking with people from different countries. She first learnt English in the Philippines where she studied for two months, but she would like to improve her grammar, vocabulary and writing skills. She chose to study English in Australia because in the future she would like to work in the USA as a Photoshop editor.
Leonardo is from Brazil. He came to Australia to visit his brother who also lives in Byron Bay. He hopes to improve his English while studying at Lexis Byron Bay for the next three months.
Alessia is from Switzerland. She enjoys travel, sport, spending time with friends and reading books. She works as an Office Assistant in a plastering company. She wants to learn English because she believes it is an important language to know for travelling around the world. She chose to study in Australia because it is very different to Switzerland. She is looknig forward to her experience in Byron Bay!
Jin is from Korea and is one of four in his family, including his father, mother and younger brother. He enjoys playing table tennis and weightlifting. He worked as a telecommunications engineer in Korea with an Australia Shipbuilding Supervisor. This colleague inspired him to travel to Australia to follow his dream of working in shipbuilding and improving his English, which is why he is here at Lexis Byron Bay. After his studies, he plans to work on a farm to get his second year visa and in the future hopes to work for a yacht building company.
Sarah is from Switzerland and is the middle child, with an older brother and a younger brother. In the Winter she likes to go skiing and snowboarding, and in the Summer she enjoys hiking, swimming and relaxing at the beach. She works in a job that she likes, in childcare at a home for children with disabilities. She chose to study at Lexis Byron Bay to improve her English because it will make it easier to travel and speak with people from all over the world. She plans to go diving and surfing in Australia and hopes to see many beautiful places while she is here.
Maria is from Switzerland and is one of four in her family, with her mother, father and younger sister. She enjoys playing sports and keeping fit with Crossfit five times per week. She is interested in organic and healthy food, so she feels that Byron Bay is the right place for her! She has been working with children as a Social Worker for the past eight years and loves her job. She chose to study English in Australia because of the beautiful and interesting nature here. Her plans for the future are to travel and collect moments, not things!
Deborah is from Switzerland and lives with her mother, father and older brother. She enjoys spending time with friends and playing ‘floorball‘ (similar to hockey). She completed her apprenticeship in business two years ago and has since been working for an insurance company. She now wants to improve her English skills so she can take an exam back in Switzerland. Some of her friends recommended Australia as a good country in which to learn English and she chose to come to Byron Bay because it is a small town and a beautiful place. When she returns to Switzerland, she plans to study to become a teacher.
Min Kyou is from Korea and has been living with his wife in Australia. He likes to go fishing and his favourite place is at Brunswick Heads. He met his wife in Australia and, though they didn’t expect to live here, they have now been here for a long time! He is hoping to get a business visa and to work in Byron Bay, and is looking forward to settling down here.
Maylis is from Paris, France and is the youngest of three siblings, with an older brother and an older sister. She likes to travel, go running and climbing, and works in a bank as a Customer Service Advisor. She decided to study in Australia because she wants to improve her English and it gave her a great excuse to travel! She plans to stay here for three months before travelling to New Zealand for another two months.